Old Port of Montreal (Vieux-Port)
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Ever since fur traders posted themselves here in 1611, this two kilometer stretch along the St. Lawrence River has been an economic and social focal point in Montreal. While it may be over 400 years old, the waterfront has been refurbished and maintained, transforming it into a diverse and attractive area conductive to a multitude of activities such as biking, Segway-ing, pleasure boating, and romantic walking. The Old Port is home to the Montreal Science Centre, a new urban beach opened up in 2012, and Cirque du Soleil performs at Jacques Cartier Quay.